HUNTSVILLE — Alabama A&M student-athlete Danny Johnson died Thursday from injuries sustained in an auto wreck.
“This is a tragic loss for the Alabama A&M University family,” said Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks. “Danny was a fine young man, a hard worker on the field and off.
“Our condolences go out to the Johnson family.”
A sophomore, he was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs football team.
“It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news of Danny’s passing,” said Head Coach James Spady. “He and his brother Devon were two of our first signees.
“Danny was an important member of our football family and a fine student. We ask everyone to join us in prayer for his family and keep them in your thoughts in this time of sadness.”
Last season, Johnson was second on the team with 30 solo tackles and he broke up four passes.
In 2014, his freshman year, Johnson received an honorable mention as Defensive Back Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
He blocked a point-after try which proved to be the margin of victory in Alabama A&M’s 37-36 win over Alabama State in the Magic City Classic. Johnson also had an endzone interception and 5 tackles for the Bulldogs in the game.
Funeral arrangements will be announced.
Courtesy: AAMU Athletics